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Liane C.

Cumberland, RI

$60/hr

Experienced and successful! Test Prep, College Essays, Reading/Writing

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Experienced and successful! Test Prep, College Essays, Reading/Writing

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How do YOU learn? Everyone learns in different ways...so your tutor should customize your lessons especially for you. There are many different styles of learning, so we will work together in the way that suits you best. Your tutoring session will be customized for you!

Though new to WyzAnt, I've been teaching ESL, grammar and remedial reading and writing for 7 years at both the college and elementary/middle school levels, and social studies/geography for the past few. I have also taught college, graduate and executive level communications, business, writing and marketing classes. (And as for creativity? I've also successfully taught art and drama.)
Practice exercises range from memorization drills to games. (Yes! Games help reinforce learning as they force you to think quickly and apply your knowledge in different ways.)
Experienced at many levels, teaching is my second career and my passion - I will work with you to get you to where you need to be.

I've been told that I'm a fun though very goal oriented teacher. Yes, I will push you to get you where you want to be, but we will creatively work together to help you in the best way possible. My elementary-high school students have been local; my international students have been from China, Korea, Vietnam, Latin America (mostly Columbia), Russia, and Saudi Arabia.

Testimonials

"Best SAT tutor! "

- Tony, Wrentham, MA on 3/12/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Linda, Wrentham, MA on 4/30/14

"My Daughter Loves This SAT Tutor"

- Ilde, Providence, RI on 3/13/14

"Good Practice Before Interview "

- Barbara, Barrington, RI on 2/23/14

"Excellent tutor for any kind of testing"

- Lily, Lincoln, RI on 2/11/14

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Kevin, Sharon, MA on 1/5/14

"Very patient and fun! I learned a lot! "

- Emma, Cumberland, RI on 8/29/13

"Liane is an encouraging and resourceful teacher."

- Anne, Wrentham, MA on 6/18/13
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS, TOEFL
Art:
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
College Counseling,
COOP/HSPT,
GED, IELTS, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
SSAT,
TOEFL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

The ACT test has become increasingly more important with college applications. Take BOTH the ACT and SAT if you are able to do so, though the ACT is a bit more difficult. Both tests focus on grammar, sentence structure and vocabulary, my specialties!

ACT Reading

ACT reading selections are longer than SAT ones - I can help with both. Learning how to identify the main points while also learning the test strategies will all help to maximize your score.

Business

Take advantage of my professional expertise to build your own skills! Both my experience base and my successful teaching show that I can help you with basic business classes/fundamental skills and principles as well as advanced level/graduate level tutoring with case analyses and write ups.
I have an MBA in marketing from a top graduate school/NYU and have worked in marketing, PR and business communications for 35 years.

College Counseling

How do you find your voice and personality when writing multiple college essays? With sometimes only 250 words, how can you write effectively without seeming to be bragging, yet still stand out in the competitive application process?

I've been successfully helping high school seniors with their essays so that they can present themselves effectively to an impersonal committee without sounding conceited. Sometimes you really do need an extra set of eyes to help you present yourself well.

As a part-time editor, I have often had to help revise someone's work while carefully maintaining the essay's original personality. Don't fall behind in the competitive application process - be smart and use an expert's outside opinion.

COOP/HSPT

I have been extensively tutoring a student who took both the COOP and HSPT this past month, and am tutoring three other students planning to take the SSAT in January. (I am also working with some older students for other standardized test prep, such as SAT/ACT/PSAT.)
I am well versed in the different test taking strategies of these exams. Vocabulary, spelling, English grammar and sentence structure, writing and reading comprehension are key elements for these tests, all of which I have been teaching for years. Please note that I am not a math tutor; for math test prep you should seek a specialized math tutor. (No one person can know all subjects well enough to help you properly - hire your English skills and math tutors separately for best advantage.) 've been teaching ESL, grammar and remedial reading and writing for 7 years at both the college and elementary/middle school levels, and social studies/geography for the past few.

English

I have been teaching English skills (reading, reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary, grammar) at elementary, middle, high school and college levels. I teach BOTH native English speakers as well as ESL/ESOL learners.
All these levels share strategies and tools to maximize a student's ability. The key is how to focus these strategies for a particular student's needs. And that is how I can help. First an assessment based on questions, your input, and some hands-on practice, then we make a plan that's right.

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL/ESOL to international college students for 7 years at a local university. I love teaching these classes!

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary & Communications

Tutoring to help traveling business professionals is also available, especially if you need help preparing for "American style" business presentations.

My MBA in Marketing has a concentration in International Business. Extensive international business dealings prompted my first interest in teaching ESL. I have been able to apply my years of hands-on ESL expertise to my current work on a second masters degree at Rhode Island College in Teaching ESL.

Geography

Extensive travel internationally and a love of other cultures inspired me to first teach geography (and social studies). I have been teaching geography in enrichment programs for secondary students for the past few years. To augment the lessons, my travels to every continent (except Antarctica) help me to bring geography to life for even the most disinterested.

Grammar

Teaching grammar and writing are two of my favorites subjects. Think grammar is hard? Well, it can be, but let me help you to see how it can be easier.
I've been teaching grammar both formally and informally for almost 12 years. My strategy is to give lots of practice and repetition mixed with some fun grammar games that help to reinforce the exercises.
Eventually, your grammar will come 'naturally.'

Marketing

Marketing is a specialty of mine! I have earned an MBA from New York University's Leonard Stern School of Business, and have 30+ years of successful, hands on experience in marketing, PR, communications, and advertising.
From basic marketing and PR principles to detailed Harvard case analyses, I can help you - and your group if that's how your case was assigned - to prepare your papers and presentations.

Proofreading

It's easy to email the document to me, and no travel is required. (Fact checking not included; if you need me to do that, it is an extra charge - we should discuss it.) Proofreading requires patience and true attention to detail. I have helped with college admission essays, legal case filings, federal research grants, research proposals, news releases, resumes, cover letters and more. It's the one little mistake in your document that you don't see that will cost you the most! Proofreading: a wise investment!

Public Speaking

As a presentation skills instructor for many years for both undergraduate and graduate students, I can help you make the best presentations (with or without PowerPoint).
I have successfully presented to groups as large as 500, and as small as 2.
My presentation/oral communications skills go beyond excellent business presentations, as I have worked extensively with media representatives and financial investors, have won an award for community theatre, and have appeared on TV several times.

Reading

I teach reading and reading comprehension for both ESL/ESOL students as well as grammar school/secondary school students. Reading skills are basic but may be difficult to master without the right motivation and guidance, and reading comprehension is even more difficult. I have 7 years of experience teaching reading to those who hate it the most, yet critically need to improve their skills.

SAT Writing

SAT writing covers grammar, sentence structure, and vocabulary. Because I teach Advanced Grammar and Remedial Writing at the college level, I am well able to help anyone studying for the SAT.

Social Studies

Social studies is integrated with history and geography, all subjects I excel at. I have been teaching social studies in summer programs for middle and high school students for several years. I integrate social studies lessons with geography and embellish with local traditions and culture - this way the people and their history and geography make sense to a student and come alive. It's a teaching style that helps a student retain information longer, and may inspire a love of travel in the future.

SSAT

SSAT - HSPT - COOP - PSAT - SAT - I can help you maximize your score. We need to determine your skill level now, and identify the areas that need gentle "reminding" versus more intensive work. I know the types of questions that are asked, and can share some effective study strategies.
English skills are my expertise. I can help you with language skills, vocabulary, reading and writing. I am not a math tutor.
I strongly believe that you should not risk your future by taking a relaxed and general approach to test prep. You should work with the specialist you need; remember that math and English are VERY different skill sets.

Study Skills

Teaching and helping middle school, high school and college students (both USA and international students) essential study skills is an integral part of what I do everyday. Learning how to take notes, how to organize information for a test, and even how to organize work for each and every week are essential skills for success. I have helped ADD students as well as those who just haven't been motivated enough to make a change.

TOEFL

I have 7 years of experience teaching ESL students grammar, vocabulary, writing and reading skills, and I passed the WyzAnt test with a score of 100%. I can help you prepare for this important test!

Vocabulary

Vocabulary is an incredibly important factor for academic success and high SAT/ACT scores.

Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, these are areas I can help with:
Academic Vocabulary Words (critical for SAT prep, college and high school years);
Word families - reading skills;
Words that each grade middle school/high school student should know...

Writing

Writing is both a hobby as well as a teaching area. I have been teaching writing for 7 years at multiple levels: elementary, middle school, high school and college level, with particular emphasis on remedial writing - helping struggling writers to improve their skills so that they can perform better in school. I believe in a structured approach to writing improvement.
Locally, I have created and taught writing workshops for summer/vacation enrichment programs targeting middle and high school students. College level teaching tends to be structured, semester long improvement programs that overlap grammar and expository writing skills. Regardless, we would design a program customized to your needs.
On another level, I have also taught business writing skills (as business writing is very different from academic writing).
My press releases have been published, and I also have edited a local author's book (working now on her sequel).
Want to know the best way to improve your writing and/or grammar? Read! Read a lot! You learn the rhythm of sentence structure and start to recognize the logical flow of information. Your writing will start to feel 'right' the more you read!

Liane’s Resources

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Fordham University, Bronx, NY
New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
MBA

Education

Fordham University, Bronx, NY

New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business (MBA)

Best SAT tutor! — I worked with Liane for 3 months to prepare for my SAT. I was able to increase my reading score by 380 points and she also helped me to write a great essay, and for the SAT essay I got 10 out of 12. She is patient but still kept me on target. I hated learning so much vocabulary, but it's important - she really knows how to prep for this test. Definitely highly recommend if you want to get in to yo ...

— Tony, Wrentham, MA on 3/12/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

SAT or other test prep sessions are usually 2 hours each and are scheduled weekly, with assigned homework.

Travel policy

Liane will travel within 20 miles of Cumberland, RI 02864.


About Liane

How do YOU learn? Everyone learns in different ways...so your tutor should customize your lessons especially for you. There are many different styles of learning, so we will work together in the way that suits you best. Your tutoring session will be customized for you!

Though new to WyzAnt, I've been teaching ESL, grammar and remedial reading and writing for 7 years at both the college and elementary/middle school levels, and social studies/geography for the past few. I have also taught college, graduate and executive level communications, business, writing and marketing classes. (And as for creativity? I've also successfully taught art and drama.)
Practice exercises range from memorization drills to games. (Yes! Games help reinforce learning as they force you to think quickly and apply your knowledge in different ways.)
Experienced at many levels, teaching is my second career and my passion - I will work with you to get you to where you need to be.

I've been told that I'm a fun though very goal oriented teacher. Yes, I will push you to get you where you want to be, but we will creatively work together to help you in the best way possible. My elementary-high school students have been local; my international students have been from China, Korea, Vietnam, Latin America (mostly Columbia), Russia, and Saudi Arabia.

Testimonials

"Best SAT tutor! "

- Tony, Wrentham, MA on 3/12/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Linda, Wrentham, MA on 4/30/14

"My Daughter Loves This SAT Tutor"

- Ilde, Providence, RI on 3/13/14

"Good Practice Before Interview "

- Barbara, Barrington, RI on 2/23/14

"Excellent tutor for any kind of testing"

- Lily, Lincoln, RI on 2/11/14

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Kevin, Sharon, MA on 1/5/14

"Very patient and fun! I learned a lot! "

- Emma, Cumberland, RI on 8/29/13

"Liane is an encouraging and resourceful teacher."

- Anne, Wrentham, MA on 6/18/13
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Education

Fordham University, Bronx, NY
New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
MBA

Education

Fordham University, Bronx, NY

New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business (MBA)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
5 hours notice required

SAT or other test prep sessions are usually 2 hours each and are scheduled weekly, with assigned homework.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Cumberland, RI 02864

Liane’s Subjects

Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS, TOEFL
Art:
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
College Counseling,
COOP/HSPT,
GED, IELTS, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
SSAT,
TOEFL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Liane’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Liane. View all of Liane’s resources

Once you have legal status, you can apply for some loans. In order to get a student loan from the government, you must be enrolled in an accredited school. There are many accredited schools that offer on-line courses that you can take at home. Private tutoring (such as contracted through...

Everyone has given many opinions on how to end an essay. I agree with some and found other suggestions interesting. I agree that a lot depends on the age/grade level as teacher's requirements evolve with skill level. Very simply, here is what I tell my students a conclusion should...


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